Last night at Ricketts Point the “after sunset” kept getting more colourful as the rays played with light on the underside of cloud layers that sat high in the sky. Even the birds were watching. There were probably over one hundred human watchers scattered around the bays either side of the point. Todays weather forecast was for high 30’s oC and a North wind.
It was certainly predicted by the intensity of last nights sunset.
We decided to take in a sunset at Ricketts Point last night after missing a wonderful display on Saturday evening. The setting sun was not showing much promise until just a couple of minutes before it settled over the horizon. Suddenly the display of colour in image 2 emerged from the scene of image 1. After another 5 minutes or so the brilliance began dissipating up into the cloud and reflecting from it.